First there was the Stone Age, then the Bronze Age, and later the Industrial Age. Now, we are in the Digital Age. The Digital Age brings opportunities never before dreamed of, but to take advantage, you must be prepared. And what is the best way to prepare for success in this digital age? The answer is IC3 certification. IC3 gives you a clear advantage over other, lesser- prepared individuals, and whether you are competing in the classroom or the job market, IC3 moves you ahead. You don’t have to be focusing on a career in computers to benefit from IC3. Today, virtually any career or field of study requires the use of computers. The IC3 certification can set you apart from the crowd and provide many opportunities. The IC3 Digital Literacy Certification provides students and job-seekers with the foundation of knowledge they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. The Global Standard 4 is an internationally recognized standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills needed in today’s academic and business environments.
- Validate the digital literacy skills required in today’s academic and work environments
- Recognized globally as the standard for digital literacy
- Establishes a strong foundation for additional certifications
- (IC3) should be of great value to anyone involved in the digital world. It sets the foundation of knowledge that empowers students, employees, and entrepreneurs to succeed in environments that encompass the use of computers and the Internet.
- An IC3 Certification will give you a clear advantage to be recognized as someone with the skills and talent needed to work effectively with the latest computer and Internet technology.
- Demonstrate their expertise with basic computer skills and add value to the workplace.
IC³ Global Standard 4 (GS4)
What is the IC³ Global Standard 4?
The IC³ Global Standard 4, GS4, is the most recent IC³ digital literacy standard.
What changes can I anticipate with the IC³ GS4 exams?
A. IC³ GS4 also addresses the newest concepts in digital literacy, such as social media, collaboration, digital devices, research fluency, cloud computing, and critical thinking to the certification. Like previous IC³ standards, IC³ GS4 aligns to the ISTE NETS-S standard and is also approved by the American Council on Education (ACE).
Which operating system and Microsoft Office product versions are used with the IC³ GS4 exams?
The IC³ GS4 exams align to Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7.
IC³ Global Standard 3
How do I access the new IC³ Microsoft Windows 7 / Office 2010 exams?
Whether using a voucher, inventory or site license, these exams will automatically appear in the usual manner (same as other exams).
Are supporting IC³ Microsoft Windows 7 / Office 2010 courseware offerings available to support these new exams?
Yes, contact your Certiport salesperson for more information.
When will the IC³ Microsoft Windows 7 / Office 2010 practice tests be available?
Practice tests are under development and will be available later in 2011.
Which operating system and Microsoft Office product versions are covered with each IC³ exam?
The new exams are based on Microsoft Windows 7 / Office 2010. The original IC³ GS3 and 2007 exams are based on Microsoft Windows Vista / Office 2007. The IC³ 2005 exams are based on Microsoft Windows XP / Office 2003. The IC³ 2003 exams are based on Microsoft Windows XP / Office XP.
I'm already IC³ certified. Can I take the new exams again?
Absolutely. We encourage people to stay up to date on their technology skills by taking the new exams. We especially encourage teachers or IC³ instructors to take the new exams to ensure that they are aware of changes that have occurred within the standard.
I've already taken an IC³ GS3 exam. Will I need to retake the exams in order to receive my IC³ certificate?
Candidates who take and pass the IC³ Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online exams will receive their IC³ certification regardless of what standard those exams are in. For example, a candidate that has taken and passed IC³ 2005 Computing Fundamentals, IC³ 2007 Key Applications, and IC³ GS3 Living Online will receive an IC³ certificate.
In what languages are the IC³ exams for Microsoft Windows 7 / Office 2010 available?
The new IC³ exams are currently available in English.
What is IC CITIZEN Certification?
IC CITIZEN Certification is the first of its kind in the world that promotes appropriate use of technology, in response to the growing need to raise a generation of responsible and safe digital citizens. This unique yet universal certification program aims to impart Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) that lays down rules of acceptable ‘netiquette’ or behavior that must be applied when operating digital devices and accessing the Internet within a society.
What does IC CITIZEN mean?
IC CITIZEN subscribes to the ideaof Netizen, a concept coined by **Michael Hauben(1992) to describe an Internet user who possesses a sense of civic responsibility for her or his virtual community in much the same way citizens who feel responsible for a physical community. Netizens have a responsibility to ensure that social customs are adhere to. Netizenship defines a social membership and is used to describe people who care about the use of the Internet and work towards building the cooperative and collective nature which benefits the larger world.
What is the main outcome of IC CITIZEN Certification?
To produce skilled and knowledgeable Netizens on the Information Superhighway.
How long does it take to complete IC CITIZEN exam?
The IC CITIZEN exam has to a 60-minute time limit and consists of 45 multiple-choice questions.